Landscape Technician I

25 Days Ago Greenville Spartanburg International Air Greer, South Carolina, United States

Landscape Technician I

Greenville Spartanburg International Air

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Job Type : Full-time
Zipcode : 29651
Posted : 2023-05-11
Minimum Education : High School
Career Level : Entry Level
Travel Required : Not required

The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District is an economic engine for the Upstate of South Carolina and a vital partner for industries across the southeast. With business opportunities including cargo, real estate, general aviation, and more, the sky’s the limit at GSP.

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Salary Range: $16.46 - $24.69/ hour


Position Summary  (Primary Function)

Responsible for performing maintenance of grounds and landscaping.

Responsibilities  (Essential Functions)

  • Individual will participate in safety programs and safety training and have total commitment and compliance with all company safety and environmental policies.
  • Responsible for immediately reporting any unsafe conditions to supervisor.
  • This individual is responsible for becoming progressively more knowledgeable in assigned tasks, procedures, techniques and required tools in order to maximize efficiency.
  • Daily cleanup of grounds and roads; remove trash, limbs and debris.
  • Maintain irrigation systems including pipe repair, head replacement, and controls.
  • Trim and prune trees, shrubs and plants. Remove dead, diseased or fallen trees.
  • Remove fallen leaves and limbs.
  • Mow grass, edge and mulch in all areas not maintained by contractor.
  • Apply herbicides, pesticides, chemicals and fertilizers.
  • Plant trees, shrubs and flowers as directed by supervision.
  • Assist with maintenance of roadways, airfield, brush clearing, erosion control, pavement repair and fence repair.
  • Performs prep work and painting of various facility items, including but not limited to planters, bollards, floors, walls and equipment.
  • Assist with snow and ice removal activities.
  • Performs other duties necessary to keep the airport attractive and operating safely.
  • Responsible for setting an effective pace and for minimizing interruptions in the completion of tasks.
  • Will be required to work without direct supervision in an effective and safe manner.

Education Requirements  (Evaluation Factors: Skills, Education, Experience, Ability)

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience Requirements

  • This position requires one (1) year experience in landscape maintenance. 
Skills Preferred

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to read and understand written instructions. 
  • Must be knowledgeable and capable of operating hand and power tools necessary to perform landscape maintenance.
  • Must be physically able to operate various equipment, including but not limited to, backhoe, tractor, forklift and riding mowers.
  • Must be able to operate vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission and those equipped with a manual transmission.
  • This position requires skills in verbal communications and interpersonal relations.
  • May be required to complete an annual medical physical designed for the performance and requirements of the job.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • None at this time.

Licenses Required

  • Valid South Carolina Driver’s License

Certifications Required

  • None at this time.

Latitude/Independent Judgment/Accuracy

  • Diligence must be exercised when handling confidential information.
  • Reasonable care for equipment/process will prevent injury/damage.
  • Responsible for own work, but must coordinate work with others.

Working Conditions

Physical Demand:

  • Must be physically able to use the personal protective equipment required of the job. Must be able to meet the physical requirements necessary for respirator wear in the application of pesticides and/or herbicides. Will be required to work in dusty environments (e.g. concrete sawing or grinding) or toxic environments (applying pesticides and herbicides – if licensed) wearing appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) without adverse side effects. Must be able to tolerate exposure to heat, cold, rain and snow in a noisy environment. Will be required to work from ladders and lifts. Must possess the ability to perform strenuous physical activities such as digging, using a back pack blower, jack hammer, chain saw, and other such tools necessary for airfield and grounds maintenance activities. Engage in sustained physical exertion and perform arduous work under adverse conditions and maintain physical fitness pertinent to the work. Will be required to lift objects up to 50 pounds without assistance. May be exposed to greater than 55db. PPE will be provided.
  • Mental and/or Visual Demand - Mental and visual demands are high and vary with function performed.  Consistent mental attention needed to respond safely and efficiently. Frequent work or travel in or near roadways, parking areas, and aircraft ramp areas require constant vigilance of vehicular, aircraft and equipment traffic.
  • Attentiveness to work procedure will reduce potential risk of injury in work areas.
  • Exposed to normal office environment and normal aviation environment.
  • This position requires uncommon tours of duty to include but not limited to weekends and holidays, rotating shift assignments and overtime duty.
  • Will be subject to recall after normal duty hours.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening.
  • The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
Job Location
Greer, South Carolina, United States
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